Civil Service Strollers in partnership with the SFA, Edinburgh Council and McDonalds have launched a brand new football partnership centre offering FREE football coaching for kids.

The thirty-week initiative which is funded by McDonalds will offer 40 local kids from the north of the city the opportunity to take part in weekly football activities.

The sessions will run on a Saturday morning at Civil’s home ground on Marine Drive between 11-12pm each Saturday.

Nazmi Okan Photo Thomas Brown

Civil’s youth section head coach, Nazmi Okan, explains, “This is great addition to the youth setup here at Civil.

“The new partnership will see us bring in 40 kids each Saturday morning for an hour’s free football coaching.

“The sessions will be delivered by fully qualified SFA coaches.

“They are open to any kids born in 2012 and it doesn’t matter if they have never kicked a ball before.

“The sessions will be a really fun way to learn about football in a safe positive environment.”

If you would like any further information on these sessions, you can contact Civil on